Start: Cushing Park, Newburyport MA map to start
Directions: From Rte. 95 take exit 57 Rte 113 east. Go for 2 miles and take a left onto Kent St. parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Rte 1 go onto Merrimac St. 1/4 mile west towards Amesbury. Take a left at the gas station lot 1 block on left.
Description: The Merrimack River ride heads out on Newburyport’s elegant High Street, Maudslay State Park and crosses the Upper Artichoke Lake before doing several scenic miles right along the river. The short ride turns back on some of our favorite roads, while the medium and long rides follow the river to Groveland, cross there and following the north side of the river, arriving back in Newburyport. The long route continues on Rt. 1A to Rowley, then returns on Central St., a nice stretch of Rt. 1 and other local roads back to Cushing Park. Very scenic stretches along both sides of the Merrimack River.
Route arrow: This ride is arrowed with a white circle and line.